The AEG HK604200CB is an induction cooktop with auto heat-up. This means that the cooking zone will heat up your pan of water at a high setting before switching to a lower setting when the water has reached a boil. This means you won't have to worry about the pan overflowing after adding your pasta. Do you need to put food on the table quickly? Use the boost function to speed up the cooking process. You can easily set up the cooking zones with the touchscreen and lock the settings when you're done. That'll give you some peace of mind if you also have children in the kitchen. Should you forget to turn off the cooking zone when you're done cooking, the cooktop will switch off automatically, thanks to pan recognition.